Limited Edition Mazda MX-5 RF gets aero, braking and chassis upgrades

Mazda has launched an exclusive Limited Edition MX-5 RF for the Australian market to satisfy one of the world’s most performance orientated car buying demographic.

Limited to just 110 examples and designed solely for Australia, the special edition MX-5 RF goes on sale today priced from $55,790 driveaway and brings a host of aero, braking and chassis upgrades to further enhance the iconic roadster’s driving experience.

Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, says the Limited Edition model rings true to Mazda’s mission with the MX-5.

“The MX-5 has always been a car built for driving and for those who love driving. This model preserves the classic characteristics that we know and love, while adding enhancements that boost the driving feel,” said Mr Bhindi.

“The Limited Edition MX-5 RF offers an even more invigorating and exhilarating driving experience, with enviable collectible status to boot.”

Each Limited Edition MX-5 RF model is based on the range-topping MX-5 RF GT and equipped with the Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre petrol engine, paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

The Kuroi Sports Pack fitted to the MX-5 RF Limited Edition cars adds modest winglets near the front of the wheel arch openings to direct air away from the wheels and along the sides of the body.

To help the aerodynamics, Mazda engineers have also revised the suspension with a front strut bar linking the under-bonnet suspension towers to increase chassis stiffness.

The strut brace is aided by upgraded Bilstein gas-pressurised dampers to improve the car’s ride and handling characteristics, while new 17-inch lightweight BBS alloy wheels promise sharper steering.

Rounding up the handling and performance upgrade is a set of Brembo brakes for the front axle which adopt opposed-piston, four-pot front brake calipers for a positive and fade resistance braking feel.

Brake cooling performance has also been improved by utilising brake discs with circular, pillar-shaped cooling fins which, in conjunction with the use of low-steel brake pads, improves fade resistance by up to 26 per cent.

Use of the Brembo braking package also saves almost two kilograms of weight in the front brakes compared to the MX-5’s standard disc brakes.

Inside, the Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition gets body-hugging Recaro sports seats for the ultimate blend of sports and luxury.

Adding to its collectability, each car also comes with a gift-boxed, custom-made Seiko stainless steel Mazda MX-5 sports chronograph.

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